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Most Valuable Player

Luis Hernandez, Madera Senior, midfielder

Resume: As the reigning County/Metro Athletic Conference Most Valuable Player, Luis Hernandez had a target on his back all season long. He still scored 24 goals with 11 assists on the season. He was a threat to score anywhere on the field, including on free kicks. At least seven of his goals came from the free kick. “Luis hits one of the heaviest and hardest shots with accuracy of any player I have every seen or coached,” head coach Chris Baca said. Hernandez was named the CMAC MVPlast season to cap off his senior season.

Coach of the Year

Chris Baca, Madera

Resume: Baca led the Coyotes to their first CMAC championship and their first league championship since 2001. Baca received his first-ever Gatorade bath after a 2-0 victory over Bullard-Fresno to win the CMAC title. After not defeating Bullard before last season, Madera defeated Bullard three times this year, including once in the playoffs and earn a trip to the semifinals. Baca was also the CMAC Coach of the Year.

The Team

Alex Carbajal, Madera Sophomore, goalkeeper

Resume: Carbajal combined size and leaping ability to post 11 shutouts this season. He was selected to the second team All-CMAC. “He is only a sophomore and was solid and poised in goal for us this season despite his youth,” Baca said.

Jose Cortez, Madera Sophomore, sweeper

Resume: In his second year on the varsity, Cortez became a player to play multiple positions for the Coyotes, including forward and midfield. He shut down Bullard as a sweeper in the final two games. “He was always willing to play different positions on the field,” Baca said. He was a first team All-CMAC selection...



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